Category: How To

Creating a Minimate Comic Part 1

I recently released a free comic book called ProtoPlanet: Attack of the Borloth that used Minimate photography as a basis for all of the artwork. I am currently working on the 2nd issue, and this time around I thought I would share more of the process as I went along.

How To Make Metal Decals Shine

In comics, metal characters and armor has always been given very dramatic visual treatment. If you go back and read Kirby’s original run on Silver Surfer, every page is vibrant and detailed, especially the metallic shine on the Surfer. DST has been adding more and more detail to metal minimate parts over the years, both through sculpting and tampos. In this update, I am going to show you how to make your metal decals have the same look and feel as the official ones, and the comics they were inspired by.

Paint Masking

Over the last few years, I have gotten a lot of questions and suggestions about paint masking, but I never actually tried it until this past weekend. And I might never have tried it...

Paint Washes Tutorial

Today’s post comes from Punisher on MMV, and it is definitely worth your time. I think he got some great results, and I am already planning on doing some paint washes when I have the time.

Hey all, it’s Punisher here again with another tutorial. This time, I am going to teach you how to apply paint washes to the more detailed sculpted minimates like the new Halo series. Let’s begin.